We don't think so. Yvette and I, no doubt, were pleased to hear that an important mission had been accomplished. However, it didn't occur to us to wave flags and run out and cheer. That would have been just as uncivilized as the crowds in the Middle East cheering in the streets, happy to hear about the death of three thousand innocent people on 9/11.
So, who's uncivilized now? This is a time to show restraint and to show that through it all, we can show off our civility. Every minute spent cheering bin Laden's death, is a moment stolen from the memory of one who lost their life on 9/11.
We should take a page out of a group in Long Island who chose to recognize the ones they lost. "It's not about Osama," one woman said.
If our government can muster the civility to assure that Osama was buried in proper Islam accordance after his heinous crimes against us, individually, we can too.